Reading Recovery in the Hilton School
The Hilton Central School District has
been a Reading Recovery® district for over 10 years.
Reading Recovery® is an effective early literacy
intervention designed to significantly reduce the number of
children with literacy difficulties in schools. Reading
Recovery, implemented in schools around the world, recently
received the highest ranking for effectiveness by the U.S.
Department of Education's
What Works Clearinghouse which rates programs in the
areas of alphabetics, fluency, comprehension and general
reading achievement. Reading Recovery provides
daily one to one teaching with a specially trained teacher
for children making the slowest progress in literacy
learning after a year at school. It is supplementary to
A trained and certified Reading
Recovery® teacher works one-on-one with a student daily for
13 to 20 weeks. Every 30-minute session includes
reading, writing and word study exercises entirely
customized to the child's needs. Daily lessons
incorporate essential components of reading instruction:
phonemic awareness [ability to manipulate sounds in words],
vocabulary, fluency [rapid, phrased reading], and
Support Reading at Home:
Eight Ways to Promote Reading at Home by Marilyn Lopes.
For further information about Reading Recovery® :
For further information about Reading
Recovery in Hilton Central schools, contact Director of K-12
Learning and Staff Development Karen Spillman at
585-392-1000 ext. 6051.